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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Two Hundred and Forty Second Question

pho·bi·a - n.
1. A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
2. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.

Do you have any phobias? If so, what are they?

22 Comments:

  • At 10:55 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    SPIDERS - I've always been afraid of them and always will be. Just finding a picture for today's question has given me the creeps!

     
  • At 11:08 AM, Blogger Tiggerlane said…

    Clowns. They literally make me ill upon sight.

     
  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger Pixie said…

    Heights for sure, but I've spent all of my 20's trying to get over it by sky-diving and hang gliding. Nothing has worked, I think I'll just always have it.

     
  • At 11:42 AM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    nothing...there's not a thing in this world that scares me...not one thing...

    peace...

     
  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger iamnot said…

    Talk Show Hosts
    I once saw Maury Povitch in the Burbank airport. I was overcome by the desire to have my DNA tested and be restrained by a bouncer.
    I wasn’t right for weeks!

     
  • At 1:15 PM, Blogger SongBird said…

    I am terrified of heights. I get dizzy and freak out completely.

     
  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger Mind Sprite said…

    I'm really afraid of heights. Beyond the mental aspect, my stomach literally flips over if I get too near a railing (or someone that I'm with does). I also have a problem with claustrophobia, especially in large crowds.

    I'm also terrified of burning to death in a fire, but I don't really think that's an irrational fear!

     
  • At 3:06 PM, Blogger ian gordon said…

    No.

     
  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger djmetronome said…

    being unable to move or being trapped...sounds weird...but I was on a rollercoaster all strapped down and was fine...when it was stopped (got stuck) for 10 minutes..I started freaking and cold-sweating...10 more I would have been trying to break out and screaming. umm, yeah.
    Dont like being "stuck"
    ps...I wish I knew what this one was called..

     
  • At 4:16 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    Only a couple of things terrify me:
    Something dastardly happening to my wife or kids, and my getting something like Alsheimer's or a disease similair which disallows me to be in control of my rationality.

     
  • At 5:03 PM, Blogger bjk said…

    bees

     
  • At 8:15 PM, Blogger arcane said…

    Elevators, driving over bridges,fire and snakes. Wow, I seem to be affraid of a lot huh?

     
  • At 8:28 PM, Blogger Creemore said…

    No.

     
  • At 9:01 PM, Blogger Robert said…

    My balls ache when I'm near high places, eg. a ledge. Would that be considered a phobia?

    I know, I know, TMI. Well you asked!

     
  • At 11:30 PM, Blogger Kodijack said…

    great picture.

    Snakes, and as I get older, heights. Not from a plane, just things like cliffs and edges.

     
  • At 2:52 AM, Blogger Fletch said…

    Fear Sucks Ummm... OK OK... Heights don't do it for me..

    Ciao Caio

     
  • At 3:55 AM, Blogger alan said…

    Heights unless I'm flying...then they don't bother me at all!

    alan

     
  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger Coal Miner's Daughter said…

    Wolves...hearing them howl will freeze me solid and while I think huskies are beautiful they still make me uneasy if they arent on a leash.

     
  • At 1:43 PM, Blogger Up North Chic said…

    lvpThis may sound silly, but I ahve a worm phobia. Snakes don't nbother me a bit, but anything wiggly ans squishy just makes me skin crawl. Maggots, earthworms, grubs, slugs, anything of that nature just freaks me out. LOL And I love gardening, so I freak out a lot..

     
  • At 4:27 AM, Blogger Brown Shoes said…

    driving

    spiders
    grasshoppers
    moths
    clowns
    okra
    shark fin soup
    those shaking, stumbling cows
    in the mad-cow disease newsreels
    other people using my toothbrush
    violence

     
  • At 1:33 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said…

    I don't know if I've got an actual spider phobia, but I DO NOT LIKE SPIDERS.

    The other thing is deep water. I even have trouble standing at a pool's edge and looking down at the bottom. And don't even get me started on the OCEAN. Or those man-made creepy ass DEEP LAKES. (shudder)

     
  • At 9:49 AM, Blogger The JC3 said…

    Bees. Heights. Spiders. Lightning. Clowns.
    man, am I a pussy or what??

     

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